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Archive - Mar 2013

Teacher of the Week: Saundra Stevens

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video According to one student, she's one of the nicest teachers in his school. So nice, she always takes the time to come visit with him at lunch. We headed out to Castle Hayne Elementary with Tim Buckley for this week's teacher of the week. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Beach homeowner insurance going up almost 20%

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video Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin signed a settlement agreement today with homeowners insurance companies allowing an overall statewide average rate increase of 7 percent on July 1. The rate for the Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender county beaches though is going up almost 20 percent. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council approves funding to improve Riverfront Park

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videoTonight Wilmington City Council decided to spend more than a half-million dollars to fix up Riverfront Park. The master plan will extend from Market Street through where the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is docked. Full story...
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NC bill would end illegal immigrants' enrollment

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North Carolina's university and community college systems would no longer be allowed to enroll illegal immigrants in legislation filed by some House Republicans. Full story...
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NC commissions bill heads to conference committee

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Senate Republicans have rejected a House version of their bill to clear out dozens of current members of North Carolina regulatory boards and commissions. Now a special committee will meet to attempt to work out differences. Full story...
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Leland holds public meeting on sign ordinance

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video The Town of Leland held a joint meeting of the town council and the planning board to seek public opinion on the towns sign ordinance. Business owners were out in force to speak out against the new rules, which size signs based upon a business’s zoning. Full story...
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Motorcyclist killed while pulling out of own driveway

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video A motorcyclist was killed after colliding with a semi-truck. Highway Patrol says the victim is Rodney Shyron Robinson, 44. They say Robinson was leaving his driveway at 4915 Natmore Road when he pulled into the path of a semi-truck. Robinson was pronounced dead at the scene. Full story...
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Accident shuts down traffic, witness says driver tried to flee

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video A three car accident backed up traffic this afternoon, and according to one witness, the driver responsible tried to flee the scene. Full story...
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Brunswick county woman arrested, cruelty to animal

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videoOne woman is in jail after an Austrailian/Shepherd mixed canine was found abandoned in a foreclosed home. The dog was found in a wire crate and was severely dehydrated and malnourished. He was also unable to move his back legs. Full story...
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Windy Wednesday could foul ferries

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videoWindy weather could cut ferry routes tomorrow, including the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry. NCDOT Ferry Division crews have prepared their docks to be ready in case routes need to be shut down when the storm arrives, making ferry travel potentially unsafe. Full story...
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Craig Thomas out at Sunny 104.5

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videoA longtime part of the Wilmington radio scene is off the airwaves. Craig Thomas is no longer part of the staff at Sunny 104.5. Thomas told WWAY he was not ready to comment on his departure, but said his last day on the air was Wednesday. Full story...
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Council to consider $530k for Riverfront Park, $7k for DBA

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video Wilmington City Council will decide tonight whether to spend more than $500,000 to fix up Riverfront Park. The money is spread out over two agenda items with some of the money coming from a proposed grant. Full story...
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Church takes stand in gun control debate

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videoAfter starting a gun control petition earlier this year, St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church in Shallotte is educating the community. Church leaders say they view gun control as a pro-life initiative and a moral issue, because it threatens a person's dignity to life. This has them called to action. Full story...
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NC House Republicans lay out voter ID bill process

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videoNorth Carolina House leaders say the process to create a bill requiring photo identification for citizens to vote will be slow so lawmakers can receive public input about what such a mandate should look like. Full story...
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NHSO: Stepdad shoots 3-year-old while putting safety on rifle

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says a Wilmington man shot his three-year-old stepson yesterday while trying to put a safety lock on a rifle. It happened at a home on Yulan Drive. Full story...
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